As promised - I've got some pics of my leathered steering wheel, gear shifter and handbrake handle. Firstly, a big thanks to LTDHO - who lent me the Torx set to remove my steering wheel and driver's seat ! Thanks Wayne, and I promise I'll give your Torx bits back sometime soon mate !
Anyway, for anyone in Melbourne, I can highly recommend Garry Blackman Trimming in Richmond for the excellent friendly customer service, prompt reliable work - and above all, a top quality job !! I think Garry has a website too : http://www.garryblackmantrimming.com/
Ok, here are the links to the piccies - excuse my camera work - it was before work one morning, so blame it on the a.m. hehe ;-)
Thanks ChuBBz - I was keen on buying a steering wheel somewhere, but the price for a new wheel was going to set me back a pretty penny - plus I got all 3 bits leathered for just under $350 which I think is pretty good value :-) I know the steering wheel looks a kinda funny colour (or makes the airbag colour look odd) but it was using the flash, so I blame lighting on that - it looks better in the flesh obviously.
The only problem I have now is wanting to get armrests, centre console and pretty much anything else leathered lol --> "Here Kitty Kitty Kitty" tee hee ;-)
No idea on just a console lid - I'm guessing they could do it using off-cuts, so give Garry a call and find out - they're friendly and will be more than happy to give you a round-abouts quote over the phone, but your best bet is to go down there sometime and speak to Garry. Hope it helps mate !
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.